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Sep 11, 2013

bicycle tour, second trip, bright days ahead

lht bike trip two
arrival, surly long haul trucker trip two

Thirty five miles doesn't seem like a long way to ride, but it sure felt like it when we arrived at the State park. It was about a 27 mile ride to the ferry. We were several miles away from the ferry and could see it would soon arrive. Riding as fast as we could against a head wind, we made it in time to buy our tickets and board as the last walk-on group. The ferry ride gave us a nice break to rest and take in the water views.

After arriving at the next port, we rode another 7 miles to the campsite and camped under a forest of tall trees.

sunrise the next morning

We woke just before sunrise and had our breakfast. We are travelling without a cooking apparatus. Since they are overnighters only, we freeze a small carton of milk the night before we leave. It is still cold by the next morning and we mix that with instant coffee. Not really great tasting but it gets me going. So far I like having everything prepared before we leave (nuts, dried fruit, crackers, cheese, deli meats, p&j sandwiches, wine) and just pulling it out to eat as we get hungry.

leaving surly trip 2
on our way out

Surprisingly, so far, sleeping outside has been noisier than sleeping in our own house. Both state parks had their own noisy quirks and very little nature sounds. As they say, it's more about the journey than the destination, and I have completely enjoyed the bike tours ... two in all ... thus far, and we are already planning our next one.

joining 52 photos project

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Gotham Girl said...

so enjoy following your journey!

bing said...

it must require a lot of strength and bravery to do this kind of journey. i admire your sense of adventure. :)

my take for the project is here. :)

robin. said...

so cool!!! what a wonderful journey!!!

Tracy said...

I would imagine 25 miles sitting on a teeny, tiny seat would seem long...LOL! Oh, but now I love the idea of camping under those tall, tall trees...*swoon*...WONDERFUL images, Juana. Oh, and must have wine on the trail, yes! ;o) Look forward to seeing where you go next. Happy Days! P.S. From this week I’ll be taking an extended digital sabbatical due to health reasons. But I hope to be around when I can. :o)

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